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Michael Kelly Expands Mod Shop with Mod Shop 50 Burl Deluxe

June 22, 2016
This is a customized version of Michael Kelly’s popular burl and gold adorned Custom Collection model that has been modified around new pickups from Seymour Duncan.
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Quilter Announces the Tone Block 201

June 21, 2016
Expounding on the success of the Tone Block 200, the Tone Block 201 adds features and expands the capability of the diminutive package.
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3rd Power Amplification Unveils the Citizen Gain CSR

June 21, 2016
The amp pulls design elements from both the Dual Citizen and Citizen Gain.
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Guitar Shop 101: How to Repair Delaminated Neck Binding

June 21, 2016
Got some loose fretboard binding? No worries—here are a few easy steps to fix it.
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Kyser Introduces the Quick-Clip Tuner

June 21, 2016
A chromatic tuner that seamlessly attaches to existing full-size Kyser Quick-Change capos magnetically.
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Michael Daves: Bluegrass’ Jekyll and Hyde

June 21, 2016
This NYC guitarist goes trad acoustic and buck-wild electric on his edgy new double album, Orchids and Violence, pushing the roots envelope and igniting a bonfire of vintage fretboards and modern fuzztones.
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On Bass: The Lowdown on Prince’s Low End

June 21, 2016
Praise for the Purple One’s mad skills on bass and a firsthand account of one of his legendary after-parties.
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High on the ’70s: Black Peaches’ Rob Smoughton and Adam Chetwood

June 20, 2016
This Brit guitar team inhales America’s rock ’n’ roots past to forge a fresh, fire-breathing sound for their 6-string-packed debut, Get Down You Dirty Rascals.
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Boss Unveils the VE-8 Acoustic Singer

June 20, 2016
The VE-8 packs studio-quality voice and guitar processing plus real-time harmonies and looping in one compact package.
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Magnetic Effects Introduces the Solar Bender

June 20, 2016
A Tone Bender-style fuzz with modern features.
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Quick Hit: Ibanez AVN6

June 20, 2016
A far cry from the image this brand typically conjures, this nicely built parlor guitar boasts impressive volume and adaptability.
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323 Effects Releases Timbers Overdrive Pedal

June 20, 2016
A well-rounded drive that's designed to let your guitar and amp shine.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Dollars in the Details

June 20, 2016
Aesthetically pleasing guitar details that blend high and low art with the bottom line.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: SinnerBoy Deuce

June 19, 2016
This Bo Diddley plank-style guitar was built to honor the musical bond between a father and son.
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The Guitarist’s Guide to Counterpoint

June 18, 2016
The concept of playing two melodies simultaneously has been around for centuries. Such modern masters as Ted Greene, Jerry Reed, and Jimmy Wyble have demonstrated how these ancient principles can be applied to guitar.
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Sonic Bliss: Adam Rudolph’s Guitar Orchestra

June 17, 2016
A composer’s 11-axe orchestra sets Nels Cline, Liberty Ellman, and other top improvisers free to conjure a prismatic universe of sound on a unique new album, Turning Towards the Light.
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Bass Bench: The Perils of Tech-Speak

June 17, 2016
Being a musician requires more than instrumental skill—you have to master terminology from many disciplines and understand the ideas they represent.
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Boss Announces Four New Tuners

June 16, 2016
The TU-3W provides tuning functions equivalent to the immensely popular TU-3.
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